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Bedside Manner: Why It’s Important and How You Can Improve

Many would agree that etiquette is arguably one of the most vital factors in establishing a successful healthcare career. This field involves many personal interactions with a variety of people, and in a medical setting, healthcare professionals can easily set the tone for interactions with both patients and visitors alike. Because they are constantly in…
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Back-To-School & the Need for Locum Tenens

It’s that time of years again: Back-to-school! Amongst the several things that come along preparing for the school year, scheduling a visit with a child’s primary doctor should be at the top of parents’ to-do lists. Most schools require back-to-school immunizations and physical examinations for school sports. For parents, these examinations can also help detect…
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4 Reasons To Work Locums In Rural America

For many residents, fellows, and practicing physicians, the glamor and convenience of "big city" living entice many to practice medicine in locations such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. However, although these cities are home to grandiose medical centers and multispecialty groups, medical opportunities are typically more competitive and scarcer. But little do many…
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Physician News: Changes to Maintenance of Certification

As of last January, physicians have faced new guidelines in regards to recertification in their medical specialties and subspecialties. Once required to take an exam every ten years, medical boards have requested that physicians test their skills and medical knowledge through a maintenance of certification, or MOC. Currently, requirements of the MOC include taking exams,…
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Physicians & Facilities: Here’s How To Build Patients’ Trust

Whether you’re a permanent Family Practice physician or a temporary Emergency Medicine provider, patients seek your medical skills and knowledge for a quick recovery and hopeful routine checkup. However, before you can provide quality care, you must earn your patients’ trust and overall confidence in your expertise. With that being said, here are 4 ways…
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Facilities: How To Bill For Locum Tenens Services

As a facility, there are a variety of reasons as to why you may need locum tenens coverage. Maybe a permanent physician is taking maternity leave or maybe there’s an influx of patients in July due to heat strokes and firework accidents. But, did you know you are able to bill for the care provided by a locum…
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Marketability & The Locum Tenens Physician

Maybe you're a skilled locums provider with years among years of medical experience. Or, maybe you are a recent graduate with top-notch textbook knowledge and hands-on residency practice. No matter if you have 0 or 15 years of medical practice, there i€™s a perfect locum tenens opportunity waiting for you. However, if you are on…
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Part 2. Engaging The Unengaged Patient

The healthcare industry is facing a dilemma: how to actively and effectively engage patients. A recent blog post – Part 1. The Unengaged Patient and The Patient Engagement Concept — details the struggles facilities, physicians, and public-health officials face in terms of patient engagement. With the roll-out of a relatively new concept called patient engagement, goals and…
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5 Must-Have Merits For The Locum Tenens Hero

A superhero doesn’t have to have a red cloak and extraterrestrial powers to save the day. Just like iconic comic book characters, locum tenens physicians often come to the rescue for many facilities and practices across the country. Whether it’s a rural care clinic struggling to find a replacement doctor or an urban emergency department…
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Retiring The Stethoscope? Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes

An estimated 40 percent of physicians in the country are feeling the effects of physician burnout. When practicing medicine becomes a negative experience, physicians lean towards hanging up their white coats. A recent survey by Medscape shows that peak burnout is amongst physicians in their middle years, ages 46-55. Although retiring may sound appealing, you…
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